I got home from a deer hunting trip Saturday evening and guess what.........My wife tells me that Friday night she hears something outside. She opens the back door and flips on the outside light..........and on top of our bantam pens is a coyote scratching on the tops of the pens trying to get to the chickens! Our neighbor told us that they had heard their birds raising cain and went outside only to find 5 coyotes trying to get into their chicken pens. I'm not too worried that they can get to mine but, I'm worried about letting our small dogs out to do their business. Guess it would be a good idea to go out with them!